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Diego Luna to lead 'Star Wars' spin-off series

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Diego is set to play the lead role in a new "Star Wars" series for Disney's upcoming streaming service.

According to Variety, the show will be a prequel to "Rogue One: A Story".

The will reprise his role as rebel Cassian Andor, the cocky daredevil who helped Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso steal the 'Death Star' plans in the hit 2016

"Going back to the 'Star Wars' universe is very special for me. I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply," said in a statement.

The "Rogue One" prequel will be set in the early years of the Rebellion and is described as a "rousing thriller".

A release date for the series has not yet been announced, but production will begin in 2019. expects to launch its new direct-to-consumer service late next year.

The company has also tapped to write and executive produce another "Star Wars" TV series titled "The Mandalorian", which centres on a "lone gunfighter" and his adventures in the far reaches of the galaxy.

is developing a number of limited series based on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as well.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 12:30 IST